Saturday, October 27, 2012

Celebrating Raoul Wallenberg at JIU

We were honored to be able to take part in Raoul Wallenberg's centenary celebrations. The Swedish government decided to internationally commemorate this special year and there were events organized at Josai International University on Thursday. Amongst other speakers and guests, we had the honor to listen to: Dr. Zoltan Kovac, Minister of State for Government Communication of Sweden, Swedish Ambassador Lars Vargo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mr. Nissim Ben-Shitrit of the Embassy of Israel and his excellency Ambassador Dr. Istvan Szerdahelyi of the Embassy of Hungary in Japan. If you have not read about Raul Wallenberg, please do take a few minutes to read about his courageous contribution to save tens of thousands of Jews in Budapest in the second half of 1944. 

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